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Inventology

(2016)
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A father cleans up after his toddler and imagines a cup that won't spill. An engineer watches people using walkie-talkies and has an idea. A doctor figures out how to deliver patients to the operating room before they die. By studying inventions like these - the sippy cup, the cell phone, and an ingenious hospital bed - we can learn how people imagine their ways around "impossible" problems to discover groundbreaking answers.

Pagan Kennedy reports on how these enduring methods can be adapted to the 21st century, as millions of us deploy tools like crowdfunding, big data, and 3-D printing to find hidden opportunities. Inventology uses the stories of inventors and surprising research to reveal the steps that produce innovation. As Kennedy argues, recent advances in technology and communication have placed us at the cusp of a golden age; it's now more possible than ever before to transform ideas into actuality.

Inventology is a must-listen for designers, artists, makers, and anyone else who is curious about creativity. By identifying the steps of the invention process, Kennedy reveals the imaginative tools required to solve our most challenging problems.


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2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World
Author(s): Pagan Kennedy
ISBN: 0-593-07723-7 / 978-0-593-07723-8 (USA edition)
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January 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World
Author(s): Pagan Kennedy
ISBN: 0-544-32400-5 / 978-0-544-32400-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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December 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Inventology
Author(s): Pagan Kennedy
ISBN: 0-544-81192-5 / 978-0-544-81192-8 (USA edition)
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January 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World
Author(s): Pagan Kennedy
ISBN: 0-593-07347-9 / 978-0-593-07347-6 (USA edition)
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March 2016 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World
Author(s): Pagan Kennedy
ISBN: 1-4890-9471-7 / 978-1-4890-9471-1 (Australia edition)
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March 2016 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World
Author(s): Pagan Kennedy
ISBN: 1-4890-9472-5 / 978-1-4890-9472-8 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda audio
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March 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World
Author(s): Pagan Kennedy
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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January 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World
Author(s): Pagan Kennedy
ISBN: 1-5159-0031-2 / 978-1-5159-0031-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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January 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World
Author(s): Pagan Kennedy
ISBN: 1-5159-5031-X / 978-1-5159-5031-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Media Inc
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January 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World
Author(s): Pagan Kennedy
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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January 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World
Author(s): Pagan Kennedy
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


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March 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World
Author(s): Pagan Kennedy
Publisher: Transworld Digital
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January 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World
Author(s): Pagan Kennedy
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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